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CODE 106769
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/02
LANGUAGE Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course discusses electromagnetic propagation in presence of complex structures and characterization of microwave systems.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide advanced electromagnetic skills, which concern the characterization of microwave systems, electromagnetic propagation in the presence of complex structures, and numerical methods in electromagnetics. These didactic contents are discussed both from a theoretical point of view and with reference to some application examples in the civil/industrial/biomedical field.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide advanced electromagnetic knowledge and skills. In particular, during the course, the student will acquire knowledge and understanding related to the characterization of microwave systems, electromagnetic propagation in the presence of complex structures, numerical methods for the solution of electromagnetic problems. These educational contents are also discussed with reference to application examples in different fields. At the end of the course, students will be able to understand and analyze the problems related to the electromagnetic aspects involved in the study and design of complex systems and structures, and will be able to apply these skills in different applicative areas.

PREREQUISITES

Basic concepts of electromagnetic fields.

TEACHING METHODS

The course includes lectures in the classroom, in which both the theoretical concepts related to advanced electromagnetic technologies (such as characterization of microwave systems, electromagnetic propagation in the presence of complex structures, numerical methods for the solution of electromagnetic problems) and the applicative aspects related to their use in different contexts will be addressed, also through exercises.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Recalls and insights on basic electromagnetic theory. Characterization of microwave systems and networks. Electromagnetic propagation in presence of structures and in "complex" environments: dielectric slabs and multilayer structures; Electromagnetic scattering. Numerical methods for the solution of electromagnetic problems. Examples of electromagnetic and radiofrequency systems and their applications in the industrial, civil, and biomedical fields. New concepts and applications (e.g., metamaterials, etc.).

This course contributes to the achievement of the following Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda: Objectives no. 8 and 9.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lecture notes provided by the teacher.will be made available.

The following reference books are also suggested:

  • C. A. Balanis, Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics. Wiley, 2012.
  • M. Pastorino, Microwave imaging. Wiley, 2010.
  • S. J. Orfanidis, Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas. 2016 (available online at www.ece.rutgers.edu/~orfanidi/ewa/).
  • R. Sorrentino and G. Bianchi, Ingegneria delle microonde e radiofrequenze. McGraw-Hill, 2005.
  • D. B. Davidson, Computational electromagnetics for RF and microwave engineering. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Students with disabilities or learning disorders can use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the Delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities, as indicated in Further Information section.

Students not following lectures may use the recommended reading material listed above and can ask the lecturer additional indications.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANDREA RANDAZZO (President)

MIRCO RAFFETTO

VALENTINA SCHENONE

ALESSANDRO FEDELI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam is oral.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral discussion may cover the entire course program and will be aimed at evaluating the skills acquired by the students on the advanced electromagnetic techniques discussed during the lectures. The evaluation of the exam will be based on the quality of the presentation, the reasoning ability and the level of knowledge acquired by the students.

Students with learning disorders will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities, as better specified in the Further Information section.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
10/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
25/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
15/02/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
05/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
28/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
17/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale
05/09/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students with disabilities or learning disorders (e.g., DSA) can request special exam modalities, which will be defined individually with the "Referente per Ingegneria del Comitato di Ateneo per il supporto agli studenti disabili e con DSA". The interested students are invited to contact the teacher and the "Referente per Ingegneria" (https://unige.it/commissioni/comitatoperlinclusionedeglistudenticondisabilita.html), without sending documents about their disability. 

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Decent work and economic growth
Decent work and economic growth
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Industry, innovation and infrastructure